Malaysia: Fire destroys 2.4 hectares of forest in Hulu Kerian

BERNAMA New Straits Times 25 Feb 16;

LARUT: Fire destroyed 2.4 hectares of forest in Bukit Bintang Hijau, Kampung Baru Basong in Hulu Kerian near here yesterday.

Selama Fire and Rescue Station head Fauzi Razali said the 11.50 am incident was believed to have started from the hill top and spread to the foot of the hill about 600 metres from a settlement.

“Firefighters responded promptly to stop the fire from spreading to the high voltage electrical substations near the affected area.

“The fire was brought fully under control at 4.30 pm,” he said when contacted here today.

He said the cause of the fire was still under investigation. Fauzi said four forest and scrub fires were reported here so far this month.

Hence he advised residents not to carry out open burning as the hot weather could lead to fires. --Bernama

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